Here is something about travel and a little about food too. I received this series of pictures from the folks at work of the new Airbus A380 of the Emirates. I think you will enjoy marveling at these pictures as much as I did.
Working in the airline industry we are very well aware of the buzz caused by the Airbus A380 when it was first delivered to Singapore Airlines. With the Airbus A380, the Emirates has taken air travel to new heights.
The Airbus A380 is the worlds largest passenger airliner in the world. Each plan can carry a minimum of 500 passengers. It can even squeeze in over 800 passengers if configured to be all economy class.
The plane is not only wide body but it is also fully double decker. So, not many airports are configured to handle the passenger load that big. For instance, the Airbus A380 require a airport gate with at least three aerobridges to make sure they can move that many passengers without excessive lines.
I get to travel business class on mission if I need to work directly with the airline. I still remember the awesome flight on Singapore Airlines’ Raffles Class which I blogged about here.
The Emirates is a whole new thing altogether. Too bad I am managing only internal projects these days or else I would want to volunteer to work with the Emirates!
The Emirates even has a shower spa! Can you beat that? That would come in handy for a 12 hour flight from Toronto to Dubai for sure.
BTW, you know how much First Class from Toronto to Dubai and return costs? It is sixteen thousand dollars … $16,000 Canadian. Come to think of it, it is not too expensive considering the same 1st class flight on Air Canada is already $13,000.
Alright, I’ll let you enjoy these pictures. The food images are at the end of this post …
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Nice set of photos! I spy Roni Hawi with the picture of the burrito :)…that photo was posted before online. It is interesting that they accidentally sent you a photo of their older economy class not on the A380 (the ones with the seatback TV). With how they are I would not of thought they would have done that big of a mistake by giving you a photo from the wrong aircraft!
Wow. I am surprised you even noticed that one picture of the economy class with the setback TV. You are right. The new generation seats are rounded on the headrest. I am going to mark that picture as such.
Good stuff. The best outfitted A380s are being operated by SIA and Emirates right now. Actually, aside from the onboard showers, I’d say that the SIA 380s are kitted out better in first and business.
I chuckled at the Roni Hawi reference – it seems like there’s another Airliners.net fan who also reads your blog.
Nice pics! I heard though that there is a time limit of 5 mins for the shower on board. Dang! Another great benefit is the access to the business class lounges at the airport…some have showers, and all have food and booze! The one in Auckland has a barista at 5am making cappucinos! And there is a masseuse on site! Just traded in my Aeroplan points for a business class trip to KL next summer..can hardly wait!